Sapphire is a variety of the mineral corundum. It is a precious gemstone. Sapphire is a 5th and a 45th Anniversary gemstone. More affordable stones such as Kyanite and Lapis Lazuli are often chosen to represent this stone too :)
The modern, and nearly uncontested, birthstone for September is Sapphire. While sapphires come in a range of natural colours ranging from pink and yellow to deep indigo due with pale blue being the t’s the bold colbalt blue hue that earns all the attention. It is the gem of autumn, the blue of the autumn sky - is a symbol of truth, sincerity, and constancy,
Sapphires are said to protect the wearer from evil, stress and harm. Once upon a time it was even believed that a venomous snake would meet its end if thrown in a container made of sapphire.